Post Thumbnail

As sales of satellite navigation units slowly dry up, TomTom is making the gentle transition into a fitness and wearables company. That's why the firm decided to smash up its existing range of bulky running watches in favor of a ground-up rebuild. The result is that TomTom is launching the Spark,...

September 3rd 2015 at 8:35am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here. A road trip can be a memorable adventure, but all adventures require a little planning. At The Wirecutter, we spend dozens of hours on each of our reviews to find the best ge...

September 1st 2015 at 12:31pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

While there are already a handful of connected wearables for kids in the market, here's one with a more complete set of features. Courtesy of Chinese tech giant Tencent, this QQ Watch comes with a 1.12-inch 128 x 128 OLED screen, IP65 ruggedness, an SOS call button and its very own 2G radio. More...

August 28th 2015 at 3:40am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Even as other companies plow ahead with their plans to put a smartwatch on every wrist, Fitbit is staying focused on fitness tracking via simpler wearables like the Flex and the Charge/Charge HR. But that doesn't mean the company is content with being outshone. With the Surge, Fitbit upped its gam...

August 5th 2015 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

A firm that builds environmental sensors is teaming up with Google to turn Street View cars into mobile pollution sniffers. Three of the search engine's mapping vehicles have been equipped with hardware to measure harmful compounds in the atmosphere including carbon monoxide, methane and VOCs. It'...

July 30th 2015 at 9:58am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

What little hope Uber had of buying Nokia's Here mapping service just went out the window. A Wall Street Journal source claims that Audi, BMW and Daimler have tentatively agreed to buy Here for the equivalent of $2.7 billion. A final agreement could be ready within the "next few days," the tipster...

July 21st 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Today on In Case You Missed It: Small cameras are being implanted in endangered rhino's horns to save them from extinction. An aerospace company designed a new engine which could power a spacecraft via Earth-based microwave emitters. And theme-park goers who love 4D immersive-motion rides may soon...

July 21st 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Today on In Case You Missed It: Japan's come up with some cool tech in the past, but this week it reached a whole new boss level. A new hotel opened in Nagasaki, manned by talking robots-- including a dinosaur robot. GE Healthcare showed off its new full-color 3D ultrasound machine. And Google...

July 16th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Today on In Case You Missed It: Some genius decided to engrave a record into an uncooked flour tortilla and the thing actually plays. Russians keep doing such risky things for selfies that the government just launched a selfie safety campaign. And Google's Street View is being taken to a whole...

July 9th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

US Railway crossing accidents are up sharply over last year, but the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) is about to get some high-tech help. Google's Maps will eventually include numerous public and private highway rail crossing locations across the nation. The app will also give drivers navigat...

June 29th 2015 at 9:05am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Today on In Case You Missed It: Tesla's teased a prototype car charging station powered by strangers' footsteps; Lexus released a video of a hoverboard that's "rideable now," (psst ... it still needs magnets and isn't as cool as this); and Google used mountain climbing's most famous men and women...

June 25th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

There's a new Terminator movie coming out, and what the studio saved on spellcheck it was able to pay Arnold Schwarzenegger for extra promotional work. As such, the actor has teamed up with Waze to lend his unique voice to the company's crowdsourced sat nav service. If you want to be steered aroun...

June 16th 2015 at 9:37am 0 Comments